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Franklin D. ""Roosevelt"" O'Shields


Franklin D. "Roosevelt" O'Shields, 71, of Brevard, died peacefully at home. He was escorted into the arms of Jesus on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 24 years, and retired as a chief aviation structural mechanic in hydraulics AMHC.

He was in the Vietnam War, and served on several aircraft carriers. He was a native of Transylvania County and a son of the late Jess Martindal and Nora Galloway O'Shields.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest and Wiley O'Shields and a sister, Nettie May Bohunkle.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years,...

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